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Recommendation for Library Purchase
The Library welcomes suggestions for books, journals, videos and other material. Please use the Recommendation for Purchase form to send your suggestions.
Need a quick look-up of a foundation? Additional foundations may be found using the Foundation Directory Online.
Welcome to the Foundation Center Cooperating Collection at the University of Delaware Library!
The Foundation Center Cooperating Collection, located in the Reference Department of the University of Delaware Library, is one of more than 450 similar funding collections affiliated with the Foundation Center whose central office is located in New York City. It is a specialized collection of databases and guides designed to assist organizations in locating potential sources of funding, in particular, grants from private foundations. The Foundation Center has an excellent website <http://www.grantspace.org> which provides a good orientation to its products and services, and serves as a gateway to Internet resources related to foundations and grants.
Before approaching a funding agency, make sure you understand its funding priorities. Use databases to identify funders who are interesting in giving to causes similar to yours and also to your geographic area. Once you've identified several funders, study them more carefully by looking at their websites, their publications, newspaper articles, and their tax returns.
Other departments and units on campus that are related to grants and funding opportunities: